20 December 2009

Overview: Province of Kansas

The province of Kansas is composed of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and is 3 suffragan Dioceses: Dodge City, Salina, and Wichita.

This is my home province (I live in the Archdiocese) - but I'll try to be impartial :-)

Archbishop Joseph Fred Naumann (60) has been serving as Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas for almost 5 years (anniversary is in January). I would not anticipate any change for the next couple of years.

The Diocese of Dodge City is led by Bishop Ronald Michael Gilmore (67). He celebrated 40 years as a priest last summer.

Bishop Paul Stagg Coakley (54) is the ordinary of the Diocese of Salina. The 5th anniversary of being consecrated a bishop is next week.

The Diocese of Wichita is headed by Bishop Michael Owen Jackels (55). His 5th anniversary of being consecrated a bishop is next April.

This province is not likely to see any changes to its hierarchy in the next year or two.
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